Veterans Demonstration Marks 9th Anniversary of Iraq War

Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and their allies will be laying out “Eyes Wide Open,” the American Friends Service Committee’s widely acclaimed exhibit on the human costs of war, for the last time Monday, March 19, 2012 on the plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall from 9am to 5pm. The event will be an observance of the ninth year since the US invasion of Iraq. The […]


Oakland Memorial for Afghanistan Killings

Oakland Residents Join Afghans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink to Mourn Victims of Murderous Rampage by US Military Personnel It was a solemn scene Monday night, with close to a hundred souls gathering in front of Obama campaign headquarters to mourn the loss of life of sixteen Afghan civilians, who were murdered in the middle of the night Sunday by at least one United States soldier. […]


Emergency Vigil for Afghanistan

Tomorrow will be the funeral ceremonies for the Afghan civilians killed in Panjwai. Afghans for Peace will be holding a vigil for the victims with a statement delivered, followed by a moment of silence to pay our respects to the victims and their families. Iraq Veterans Against the War will be supporting the vigil, and calling for all concerned veterans and citizens to participate. Oakland, California – Obama campaign headquarters […]


Occupy Oakland Forum on Police Actions

Occupy Oakland is hosting a Forum on Police Actions on February 9, 6:15 pm at the Grand Lake Theater. The Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) announced yesterday that they had indefinitely postponed a forum which had been in the works for months. This forum had been intended to allow the community to discuss the Oakland Police Department’s handling of Occupy Oakland. Police actions on January 28 show that this forum […]


Why you should #decolonize & support #Occupy

The messages we take from the stories of homeless people, veterans, women, indigenous peoples and volunteers involved with Occupy Wall Street demonstrate keen effectiveness and high spiritual status of the international movement. These points of hope are proof of the positive impact the Occupy movement is having. Homeless Occupants Oakland Mayor Jean Quan estimated November 10 that over half of the Oscar Grant Plaza campers were homeless, and she even handed […]


Rally to Save Vietnam Veteran's Home! via @IVAWSF

Via @IVAWSF: 63 year old combat-injured Vietnam veteran Jerome Loston and his wife Linda are facing foreclosure January 9th by Wells Fargo. Jerome & Linda are meeting with Jim Foley, Regional President for Northern California at 3:00pm to attempt to modify their loan and we are mobilizing to let Wells Fargo know we will not stand for another foreclosed family on the streets. Jerome was the sole survivor in the […]


Veterans Join the D12 West Coast Port Shutdown

The Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Bay Area Chapter announce they will assist in West Coast Port Shutdown. Read the IVAW press release: OAKLAND/SAN FRANSISCO (December 9, 2011)—On December 12th, the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Bay Area Chapter will march with the 99% as Occupy movements along the West Coast stage mass mobilizations to shutdown the hubs of commerce owned by the 1%. (Read more)